MirrorLink™ offers a new degree of smartphone connectivity
If you're like most people these days, you've made your smartphone your
source for... well, pretty much everything. You store music on it, do
things like get directions with it, and sometimes even make phone calls
with it. So it's only natural that you'd want to tap into it when you're
on the road.
That's why we're excited about Sony's XAV-601BT — it's the first
aftermarket receiver that works with the MirrorLink system, which makes
it the easiest way to get in-dash control over select smartphones, such
as some Android™ and Nokia Symbian models.
What will I need for MirrorLink?
MirrorLink needs three elements to do its thing: a compatible receiver
like the XAV-601BT, a compatible smartphone, and an app that works with
MirrorLink. The system works like this:
- Download the app (prices vary) to your compatible phone. This lets
the phone enter "car mode," which provides a simplified graphical
interface that's ideal for use in the car, as it's easy to see at a
glance, and much easier to use.
Connect your phone to the receiver using the receiver's USB input and your phone's USB cable.
Launch the app on your phone, and tap the MirrorLink icon in the
receiver's source menu. The optimized car mode menu will appear on your
Will my phone work with MirrorLink?
A great question. Sony is working hand in hand with the Car Connectivity
Consortium, a group of manufacturers developing standards for mobile
smartphone applications, to certify phones that will work with
MirrorLink. While the MirrorLink system has been in use in certain
factory stereos in Europe, the list of compatible U.S.-based receivers
and smartphones is currently limited. But the list keeps growing rapidly.
Built-in Bluetooth® makes calling safer and streams audio, too
Sony also adds Bluetooth to the mix, for a wireless link
between your mobile device and this receiver. If you're a Pandora® fan
with an Android™ or Blackberry™ device, you can pair your phone to the XAV-601BT
for complete Pandora® control without ever connecting a wire. You'll
enjoy the convenience of hands-free calling, and you'll have touchscreen
access to your phone book once your phone is paired.
Plenty of media options
This Sony does all of the other things you expect from a full-featured
DVD receiver. You can plug your iPod into the front USB input for direct
control and playback of audio files. For video and more, Sony's
RC-202IPV cable (not included) connects your iPod or iPhone to the
receiver, so you can enjoy playback of video content from your iPod or
iPhone, plus view and control compatible apps. Slide a DVD into the
front slot to enjoy movies or videos when you're parked, or insert a CD
or DVD loaded with MP3, WMA, or AAC music files for hours of audio
Sophisticated sound controls
You know the evil sound your factory radio makes when it's turned up too loud? No such problem here. This Sony's
powerful amp combines with advanced circuitry to make your discs and
digital music sound their best. You can adjust the EQ7 7-band equalizer
to optimize the acoustics in your vehicle, or use the built-in digital
signal processing to enhance the sound of compressed music files.
Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?
In most vehicles, you can use this adapter to connect your vehicle's
steering wheel controls to this Sony stereo. Connect a few wires, then
program the adapter for your particular car and the Sony, and you'll
retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls.
Note: Bluetooth compatibility with this receiver may vary, depending on your phone and service provider.
- DVD receiver with AM/FM tuner
- built-in amplifier (17 watts RMS CEA-2006/52 peak x 4 channels)
- detachable 6.1" touchscreen
- MirrorLink for in-dash control of select smartphones
- built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
- Pandora® control with iPhone®, Android™, and Blackberry™ phones
- fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
- remote control
- plays CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices (see Hands-on Research for full capabilities)
- Sony SensMe technology organizes your music (external computer required for setup)
- EQ7 7-band equalizer
Sound Engine (ASE) features Intelligent Time Alignment (ITA), plus
Center Speaker Optimizer (CSO) for a virtual center channel
- high- and low-pass filters
- iPod control: Sony adapter cable required for full access to audio/video content
- compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
- inputs: front and rear USB inputs, two rear A/V input, rear-view camera input
- outputs: rear video, 5-channel preamp outputs (5-volt front, rear, mono sub)
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